New Year Beer Resolutions for 2015

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by JuicesFlowing, Dec 28, 2014.

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  1. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    I did a search for this thread and it has been posted for each of the past two years, so I'll start one for 2015. What are your beer resolutions for the upcoming year? Mine: I want to drink less beer, but better beer. Quality over quantity. That's going to be more difficult in the warmer months, as I tend to let my guard down and pound cheap adjuncts while outside doing yard work or whatever. The past few days over Christmas, I had a realization that I need to change some of my habits. I want to keep enjoying beer, good beer, and cut out excessive drinking when I can. You?
     
  2. ConradKenney

    ConradKenney Nov 14, 2013 Maryland

    Resolution: To drink less beer for sure. Related: Also to exercise more.
     
  3. interman

    interman Aug 5, 2010 Norway

    Probably going to be cutting down overall volume, but will be taking my homebrewing hobby further. Will be traveling back to Belgium in the summer to finish off the lambic places and a couple of newer breweries, and hopefully a nice US trip to check out what's happening here and there.
     
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  4. superspak

    superspak May 5, 2010 North Carolina
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    Pass 3500 written beer reviews. I went from ~2000 to 2840 since the first of this year, so it'll be attainable.
     
  5. Mitchell57

    Mitchell57 Jan 8, 2013 Wisconsin

    Definitely no need to increase beer intake lol. Revisit accessible favorites and seasonals. Keep trying more new beers, but don't try to drink everything
     
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  6. pagriley

    pagriley Oct 27, 2014 Illinois

    Hadn't thought about it, but I like your idea - less, but top quality.
    Probably wouldn't hurt to run a few miles before beers too - need the exercise
     
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  7. Beer-A-Lot

    Beer-A-Lot Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

    Two bottles of KBS. And maybe drink a little less.
     
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  8. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Aug 12, 2007 California
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    Quality over quantity for sure. I'm also eager to trade and form relationships with true advocates. Cheers.
     
  9. hopnado

    hopnado Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    I want to start homebrewing. I image creating a good beer with your own two hands would be more satisfying than just plunking down $10-$13 for some random sixer. This shit is getting too expensive as well
     
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  10. norfcackbrewguy

    norfcackbrewguy Dec 27, 2014 North Carolina

    Definitely looking to up my homebrew game. I brew at a friend's house on a ~1bbl system that's pretty awesome - HERM system, jacketed conical fermenters (14 and 27gal), etc. I need to utilize that more often. He lets me come over and brew whenever I want. I want to continue to increase my mechanical knowledge and also experiment with brewing some stranger, more involved beers.

    I agree about cutting the crap intake though. If I'm having dinner out and I don't see a beer I want, there's no shame in having a glass of water and skipping the calories from having a beer just for the sake of drinking.
     
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  11. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina
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    To chase down more bucket list beers...I cleared about 10 of them in 2014, would like to do the same in 2015
     
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  12. BreweryRun

    BreweryRun Feb 22, 2013 California

    For me it's about spreading out the week's beers more. I want to work on having 1-2 every other day instead of nothing all week and a bunch on the weekend.
     
  13. Anaxagoris

    Anaxagoris Sep 14, 2014 Washington

    I think I want to exercise less and drink more this year. Ya know really let myself go in 2015
     
  14. dckepley

    dckepley Aug 13, 2006 Iowa

    I would like to somehow change nothing yet give my wallet a break at the same time. Is that possible?
     
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  15. bluehende

    bluehende Dec 10, 2010 Delaware
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    I would love to play with a system like that. Although I give away a lot now from my 5 gallon batches. What would I do with a 1 barrel batch.

    My resolution is to make some sours and advance my wild brewing.
     
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  16. stephens101

    stephens101 May 5, 2006 Oklahoma
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    Drink more open-minded.
     
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  17. Tylertut

    Tylertut Oct 20, 2014 Ohio

    Start writing more reviews and revisit some of my favorites I've had the past couple years.
     
  18. dcw6363

    dcw6363 Nov 11, 2009 Wisconsin
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    Fewer expensive bombers, more sixers and 4 packs. Fewer whales, more everyday stuff. I live in Wisconsin for god's sake, the local store is packed with good stuff.

    Of course it helps that I have some BA stouts in the basement.

    Oh and notwithstanding the above, find some more Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus, that stuff is awesome
     
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  19. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Mar 1, 2009 California
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  20. JrGtr

    JrGtr Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    Get my homebrew rig set up in my new house. I also need to organize and start drinking down my cellar a bit.
    I'm hoping to be able to get more into the brewing and so forth, while keeping up with releases. Of course, having a little one due in May will probably preclude some of those things, and affect everything forever more...
     
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  21. Norica

    Norica Feb 2, 2006 Massachusetts
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    Keep trusting my palate rather than scores on websites of which beers I enjoy.
     
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  22. king75

    king75 Jul 27, 2010 Michigan

    1. Switch from extract to an all grain setup for homebrewing.
    2. Attempt to purchase less beer (six packs, 4-packs, bombers)
    3. Make it to 10 breweries I have not been to yet
     
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  23. 5EKF

    5EKF Dec 8, 2014 Illinois

    1) Continue chasing down beers that are hard to get in Chicago
    2) Get some of the bucket list beers
    3) Explore the lesser known microbreweries
    4) Get more people into craft beer
    5) Possibly start homebrewing
     
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  24. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    I've always wanted to try this too. I have a lot of ideas, but I know it's time consuming and I wouldn't want to do it half-assed. Sounds like fun though
     
  25. rozzom

    rozzom Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    More home brewing. More beer-drinking in general. Less exercise.
     
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  26. 1eyed_jack

    1eyed_jack Dec 19, 2012 Illinois

    NO MORE BOMBERS!
     
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  27. TongoRad

    TongoRad Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Same as every year, it seems- drink beer with other people more often.

    2014 was pretty good for me- here's to stepping it up in 2015.
     
  28. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Mar 2, 2013 California

    Only drink on weekends.
     
  29. msscott1973

    msscott1973 Dec 28, 2013 North Carolina

    I am thinking of making an effort to try as many NC beers as I can.
     
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  30. zid

    zid Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    I won't make the same mistake as last New Year's and believe my cockamamie notion of cutting back.
     
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  31. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Continue to try new beers.
     
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  32. elektrikjester

    elektrikjester Nov 15, 2008 Georgia

    1. Work down my "accidental" cellar of over 60 bombers and and almost 100 bottles,
    2. Return consumption to pre-2014 levels of 1 bomber + 1 bottle per week, and
    3. Figure out how to reconcile #1 and #2
     
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  33. zac16125

    zac16125 Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    Obtain and drink either BVDL or Cantillon Blabaer....

    ....or both.
     
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  34. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    I'd like to build up the collection a bit. I think I'll be buying and saving more lambic.
     
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  35. hopnado

    hopnado Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    I think the 1st step would be reading John Palmers: how to brew, then find someone near you that brews and is willing to teach. The only part of the process that turns me off is the cleaning, cleaning, and more cleaning. I'm sure after awhile it'll just become routine and I'll be drinking my own home brew while I clean
     
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  36. tobelerone

    tobelerone Dec 1, 2010 New Jersey
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    Gonna echo the sentiments of numerous others and say, drink a lot less beer. Too many excess pounds is my number one concern. Dollars spent is another. Third the scene is kind of tiresome. I meet lots of terrific people in the beer world but I am a little burnt on discovering a new teeny tiny brewery with five customers who suddenly put a beer in a barrel and then I can't get within a mile of the place, scores coming in from out of state to max out their allotment for trading purposes and so forth. I won't name names but this has been happening more and more lately and sometimes the beer isn't even that good! Tiny bottle counts for the win though. Shit gets old quick.

    Bottom line is I gain weight very very easily, my pants are getting tight, I'm full and bloated from the overall volume (me and moderation are not always friends). I love good beer dearly but need to make it a more infrequent indulgence. Also I've rediscovered good whiskey!
     
  37. hopnado

    hopnado Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    where's the dislike button?
     
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  38. SierraJosh

    SierraJosh Aug 13, 2013 California

    Actually follow a beer budget :flushed:
     
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  39. dutesanch

    dutesanch Apr 22, 2014 California

    Try to visit a few more breweries, limit online beer purchases to once a month, and of course earn more beer karma points!
     
  40. ohiobeer29

    ohiobeer29 Feb 2, 2013 Ohio

    Sharing. Giving others the chance to try beers they have never had or have a hard time getting a hold of.
     
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